I have less than a week to come up with a fabulous Thanksgiving tablescape and decor. I just reposted what I did last year, hoping to inspire someone out there in blogland, but also hoping to inspire myself. Just yesterday I was telling my friend Betsy that I needed Creative Defibrillator paddles to shock me into […]
I refuse to decorate for Christmas prior to December 1st and I usually have a small fortune invested in real pumpkins each fall season (so I don’t want to just toss them…yet.) Here’s an easy way to take your fall pumpkins into winter. Create frosty winter pumpkins while you wait for December.
Do you have a Dutch Oven? Ever cook with one? Me neither. But Handsome Hubby has one, and he has cooked several delicious dishes in it. We usually take it camping with us and he made us an amazing apple pie in it one year. It was so good! The Food Network has great Dutch […]
I know Halloween is over, but don’t toss out the pumpkins!!! OK, jack-o-lanterns should all be gone by now, but any whole pumpkins you have laying around can carry you through Thanksgiving and into the first couple of days in December. You can make these shimmery metallic pumpkins by breaking the spray painting rules.
I usually hate my mantel, but for Halloween I was pretty happy with it. I really liked all of the elements and the balance the large Raven artwork helped to create for the champagne bucket full of black sticks. Obviously I can’t leave the Raven up there, so I will need to find something else […]
Fun inspiration for fall and Halloween decor using pumpkins, both real and fake.
I love entertaining. I feel like a grown up now that we host Thanksgiving each year. I love any excuse to make new centerpieces or to try a new recipe. (I also appreciate the motivation to really clean the house…) This year, I have been loving sticks and branches. First of all, they’re free. Second, […]
I mentioned that I’ve been a bit busy with my Thanksgiving preparations. We had 20 people for Thanksgiving dinner. My dining room seats 8 people comfortably (…. 10 people uncomfortably). We needed to move things out to the patio. Since we live in Southern California, this is usually a safe move. However, our patio just […]
As I try to promote my new business, a friend suggested I come to her Holiday Boutique. I could hand out brochures and business cards. Cool. But I figured I should have a little something to sell, too…. and that whatever I sold should be a re-done/re-worked/re-purposed something or other. Here are a few of […]